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IT’S A BABY BOY! Dr Seema Haider and Dr Kavitha Subramanian have both given birth to baby boys. Welcome to the world baby Zack and baby Ari! <3

HMC are proud to receive a CQC GOOD WITH OUTSTANDING IN RESPONSIVE, CARE OF OLDER PEOPLE, VULNERABLE ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE following our inspection. The first outstanding awarded in the boroughs of B&D, Redbridge, Havering! Thank you to our wonderful team. We will continue to work hard and improve the service we offer to our incredible patients

PLEASE BE AWARE, we are no longer accepting patients who live outside our Upminster catchment area. Letters are being sent out to out of area patients advising them of next steps.

PATIENTS- If you fail to attend 3 appointments (and do not cancel in advance), you will be asked to find another GP. Please remember to cancel appointments you no longer need. We lose over 100 appointments a month due to failed attendances.

PLEASE CALL AFTER 12PM FOR TEST RESULTS OR ROUTINE QUERIES AS PHONE LINES ARE VERY BUSY IN THE MORNING AND URGENT APPOINTMENT CALLS MUST BE PRIORITISED

Cancer Symptoms/Screening/Prevention

 European Code Against Cancer

12 ways to reduce your cancer risk

 

1. Do not smoke. Do not use any form of tobacco.

2. Make your home smoke-free. Support smoke-free policies in your workplace.

3. Take action to be a healthy body weight.

4. Be physically active in everyday life. Limit the time you spend sitting.

5. Have a healthy diet:

Eat plenty of whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits.
Limit high-calorie foods (foods high in sugar or fat) and avoid sugary drinks.
Avoid processed meat; limit red meat and foods high in salt.

6. If you drink alcohol of any type, limit your intake. Not drinking alcohol is better for cancer prevention.

7. Avoid too much sun, especially for children. Use sun protection. Do not use sunbeds.

8. In the workplace, protect yourself against cancer-causing substances by following health and safety instructions.


9. Find out if you are exposed to radiation from naturally high radon levels in your home.

10. For women:

Breastfeeding reduces the mother’s cancer risk. If you can, breastfeed your baby.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk of certain cancers.
Limit use of HRT.


11. Ensure your children take part in vaccination programmes for:

Hepatitis B (for newborns)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) (for girls).


12. Take part in organised cancer screening programmes for:

Bowel cancer (men and women)
Breast cancer (women)
Cervical cancer (women).

Please find information on cancer screening that is available in the UK

 

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING 

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/bowel/index.html

 

BREAST CANCER SCREENING 

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/index.html

 

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/

 

Finally, no screening exists for Prostate Cancer. However, there is a PSA blood test. Please see the below link for further information:

PROSTATE CANCER RISK MANAGEMENT 

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer-of-the-prostate/Pages/prevention.aspx

 

In the UK, the four most common cancers in men are:

Prostate cancer
Lung cancer
Large bowel cancer
Bladder cancer.


The four most common cancers in women in the UK are:

Breast cancer
Large bowel cancer
Lung cancer
Ovarian cancer

To find information about the signs and symptoms of cancer please click on the link below which takes you to the Macmillan cancer website.

If you develop any of these symptoms it is important that you see a GP urgently. 

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Aboutcancer/Signssymptoms.aspx



 
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